Download Festival 2013 was held in the UK at Donington Park over the weekend. It’s the 10th time that this annual festival was held. The same festival venue was used for Monsters of Rock between 1980 and 1996 and Ozzfest in 2002. About 120,000 people make their way to this rock / metal / alternative music festival every year.
This year’s line-up was absolutely insane with Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Rammstein headlining the main stage / arena at the festival. Bullet for Valentine, Queens of the Stone Age, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Korn, Motorhead, The Gaslight Anthem, Coal Chamber, Black Stone Cherry, Gogol Bordello, Enter Shikari, Jimmy Eat World, Limp Bizkit, HIM, The Hives, 3 Doors Down and a long list of awesome acts were also there. Check out the poster below to see the full line-up for Download Festival 2013.
The organizers posted some interesting facts about Download Festival 2013 on their Facebook page. The figures are quite insane. To give you an idea, 1.2 million pints of beer (roughly 600 000 liters), 650 000 burgers and 650 000 liters of water were sold over 3 days at the festival. It took 5,500 man hours to build the stages the festival and more than 8,600 people worked at Download Festival 2013 – over 500 of those were medics and 1800 of those were security personnel. For more insane figures, check out the info sheet that was published on their Facebook page below
I don’t know about you guys, but I think I’m going to check out Download Festival 2014. Guess I’ll have to get a pair of gum boots and prepare myself for the muddy and rainy weather and the awesome line-up of bands. Not feeling amped up yet? Check out this video below featuring an aerial view of Donington Park during this year’s festival
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